Onur Özgümüş

ELIG Gürkaynak Attorneys-at-Law (Istanbul)
Lawyer (Senior Associate)

Mr. O. Onur Özgümüş is a senior associate at the competition law and regulatory department of ELIG Gürkaynak Attorneys-at-Law. He graduated from Koç University School of Law in 2008. He was admitted to the Istanbul Bar in 2009. Before joining ELIG Gürkaynak Attorneys-at-Law in 2014, Onur worked at reputable law firms based in Istanbul. He has extensive experience in areas of merger control, compliance to competition law rules, and defense work within the scope of investigations. He has represented various multinational and national companies before the Turkish Competition Authority. He is fluent in English.

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Articles

395 Bulletin

Gönenç Gürkaynak, Esra Uçtu, Onur Özgümüş Turkish Antitrust: An overview of Turkish competition law

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The articles in this Special Issue aim to demonstrate how the Turkish Competition Board (the “Board”) paved the way for the harmonization of the Turkish competition law regime with European Union law over the span of the past decade on various fronts. In a similar vein, these articles also intend to shed light on the contemporary approach adopted by the Board in cases concerning anticompetitive practices, unilateral practices and mergers.

Gönenç Gürkaynak, Onur Özgümüş The Turkish Competition Board holds that the indirect changes on the shareholding structures of two companies do not constitute concentrations and grants, therefore, negative clearance to the transaction (Turkland / Groupmed)

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The Turkish Competition Board (“ Board ”) resolved that the transaction would not be deemed as a concentration requiring mandatory merger control filing before the Turkish Competition Authority (the “ Authority ”), given that the transaction would result in shifting alliances. To that end, the (...)

Gönenç Gürkaynak, Onur Özgümüş The Turkish Competition Board approves the acquisition of control over chemical company based on commitments submitted to the EU Commission (Bayer / Monsanto)

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The Turkish Competition Board (“ Board ”) granted conditional approval to the acquisition of sole control over Monsanto Company (“ Monsanto ”) by Bayer Aktiengesellschaft (“ Bayer ”), by way of taking into account the commitments submitted before the European Commission (“ Commission ”). This case (...)

Gönenç Gürkaynak, Onur Özgümüş The Turkish Competition Board approves acquisition of IT company subject to a mandatory merger control despite the fact that the transaction does not satisfy the jurisdictional turnover thresholds on a stand-alone basis (Zirve / Mikro)

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By way of taking into account another transaction realized by the same acquirer within the same relevant product market previously, the Turkish Competition Board (“ Board ”) resolved that the contemplated transaction is subject to a mandatory merger control filing, although it does not satisfy (...)

Gönenç Gürkaynak, Onur Özgümüş The Turkish Competition Board unconditionally approves the acquisition of sole control realized by way of a reverse-triangular merger (UTC / Rockwell)

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The Turkish Competition Board (“ Board ”) unconditionally approved the acquisition of sole control over Rockwell Collins, Inc. (“ Rockwell ”) by United Technologies Corporation (“ UTC ”) which will be realized by way of a reverse-triangular merger. This case summary concerns an analysis of the (...)

Gönenç Gürkaynak, Onur Özgümüş The Turkish Competition Board rules that the existence of a casting vote should not hinder the acquisition of indirect joint control over a company in the healthcare sector (PSPIB / Partners Group)

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“The Turkish Competition Board (“ Board ”) unconditionally approved the transaction concerning the acquisition of joint control over Cerba Healthcare (“ Cerba ”) by Public Sector Pension Investment Board (“ PSPIB ”) and Partners Group AG (“ Partners Group ”). To that end, the Board resolved that a (...)

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